About Us

Who We Are

Scleroderma Atlantic, is committed to enriching the lives of people living with scleroderma through education, awareness, patient support, and advocacy for patient wellness. We also support vital research to find better treatments and a cure for scleroderma.

 Availability, Collaboration, Confidentiality, Cooperation, Inclusivity, Professionalism, Respect 

To enrich the quality of life of those living with scleroderma in Atlantic Canada

 Creating an environment where the Atlantic scleroderma community can thrive 

Our History

The origins of Scleroderma Atlantic began when Mary Beth Clark started hosting scleroderma support groups through the Arthritis Society in 1989. Mary Beth went on to become a founder of Scleroderma Canada in 1999.

In 2010, Halifax hosted the Scleroderma Canada conference. This conference brought dedicated regional volunteers together who launched the Scleroderma Society of Nova Scotia, which was incorporated in 2013.

In May of 2020, the society undertook a large expansion to form Scleroderma Atlantic. Our society is committed to providing education, advocacy, support, and resources to all of the Atlantic Provinces which include Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador.

Our Board Members

Jason Doucette President of Scleroderma Atlantic

Jason Doucette

President, Executive Board [email protected]
Jason Doucette is President of Scleroderma Atlantic and past president of Scleroderma Canada. He has been involved with the organization since 2013. Jason volunteers his time and efforts in memory of his mother, Linda, who passed away with scleroderma in 2012.

Michelle Richard

Vice President, Executive Board [email protected]
Michelle Richard is a past president of Scleroderma Canada. While in her 30s, she was diagnosed with diffuse systemic scleroderma.
Michelle strives to create more awareness of the disease and to provide advocacy for those living with scleroderma.

Theresa Henneberry

Theresa Henneberry

Treasurer, Executive Board [email protected]
Theresa Henneberry is Treasurer of Scleroderma Atlantic. She has been involved with the organization since its inception and believes in its core values and mission. Theresa volunteers in memory of her mother, Marie, who passed away with scleroderma in 2007.


Secretary, Executive Board
We are currently seeking a volunteer secretary for the executive board. If you're interested in this position please reach out to [email protected] for further details.

Stephanie Adshade

Administrative Manager
[email protected]
Stephanie Adshade is Administrative Manager of Scleroderma Atlantic. She has been involved with the organization since her daughter was diagnosed with scleroderma and has been an active member and volunteer ever since.

Jessie Ferguson


Phone: 902 431 6698


Wanda Hall


Phone: 902 789 1006


Carolina Mancipe


Phone: 902 809 4256

Barb Carter

Provincial Representative, Prince Edward Island

Phone: 902 894 7489

Cindy Christopher

Provincial Representative, Newfoundland and Labrador

Phone: 709 237 0781


Provincial Representative, New Brunswick

Please contact [email protected] for more information on this position.

Mary Beth Clark

Provincial Representative, Nova Scotia

Phone: 902 423 3942

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PO Box 31102 Gladstone
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canada B3K 4P0

Many Thanks to Our Sponsors